Gist's Brigade

Gist's Brigade (HM1MWA)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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N 34° 56.043', W 85° 15.247'

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Walker's Division

— Walker's Corps —

Gist's Brigade
Walker's Division, Walker's Corps.
Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt.
Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier.
September 20, 1863,
Noon.

46th Georgia, - Major A.M. Speer.
8th Georgia Battalion, - Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier.
8th Georgia Battalion, - Major Z.L. Watters.
16th South Carolina, - Colonel James McCollough.
24th South Carolina, - Colonel Clement H. Stevens.
24th South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Ellison Capers.


This brigade the 16th South Carolina being left at Rome Georgia came upon this ground about 10 a.m. It moved to the attack over the ground from which Helm's brigade had been repulsed and wheeled to the left till parallel to King's regular brigade at the left of General Baird's line and attacked it. Colonel Colquitt was killed and at the end of thirty minutes hard fighting in which all but two of the field officers were killed or wounded the brigade fell back fighting to the first position. About 5 o'clock the brigade moved forward to the Lafayette road and bivouacked. Strength in action 980 officers and men. Casualties killed 49 wounded 251 missing 36 total 336. Percentage of loss 34.28, all occurring in thirty minutes.
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Marker Number1153
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659451 N 3867120
Decimal Degrees34.93405000, -85.25411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.043', W 85° 15.247'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 2.58" N, 85° 15' 14.82" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Alexander Bridge Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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